Texas court systems hit by cyberattack
May 15, 2020
The information technology office supporting the Texas judicial system was hit by a ransomware attack that took down websites and interrupted legal proceedings.
The Office of Court Administration (OCA), which provides IT support to the appellate courts and state judicial agencies within the Texas Judicial Branch, announced Monday that it had tracked and stopped a ransomware attack from spreading that locked up websites for key Texas judicial organizations.
All Texas courts' websites were taken offline by the attack, including the website of the Texas Supreme Court, which was forced to issue opinions through Dropbox on Friday. The attack did not impact emails for the court system.